Origami bridge

Origami bridge

This origami bridge is made by combining multiple zippered tubes. Though made from paper, it can support a significant load. The structure could serve as a model for full-sized bridges that could be folded for delivery to disaster areas and then quickly expanded to full size. (Credit: Rob Felt, Georgia Tech)

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Engineering, Research, Physics and Physical Sciences
Keywords
engineering, origami, structures, zippered tube
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  • Created By: John Toon
  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created On: Dec 4, 2015 - 2:10pm
  • Last Updated: Oct 7, 2016 - 10:53pm